Nobody should be homeless: Broad Group China Plans 100, 150 and 200 story Fact

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by adadadog, Mar 8, 2012.


    "This is the tallest building in this county, and it's also the fastest-built," said Rong Shengli, one of the building's planners, looking over the rural sprawl from a helicopter pad on the hotel's roof. "Next we're going to build a 50-story building. Then a 100-story one, then a 150-story one. And they're all going to go up fast."

    The time-lapse video provides a glimpse of how the hotel was made. Workers in blue jumpsuits are seen assembling "main boards," the building blocks of Broad's structures -- 13-by-50-foot slabs containing ventilation shafts, water pipes, electric wiring and lighting fixtures sandwiched between ready-made floors and ceilings.

    Building this way costs 20% to 30% less than traditional methods, said Jiang Yan, a senior vice president at Broad.

    It's also safer, said Zhang Yue, chief executive of Broad Group, because factories are typically less risky environments than construction sites.
  2. I don't know if it's going to solve homelessness, but it looks like an interesting advance in construction techniques, with a number of real advantages. More power to them.